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NPS Young Judges Competition 

Photo; Olivia Kohl Overall M&M Young Judge Winner in 2022

Our 2022 Young Judges did us proud, we were represented by Rosebud Fletcher in the RP/HP 14-18 year old section, Henry Cork & Evie Walker in the M&M 10-13 year old section and Olivia Kohl, Amy Pinfold & Lilly Walker in the 14-18 year old M&M section. All were turned out impeccably, demonstrated their knowledge within the competition, a real credit to the Area!

New members to the Team, Henry Cork, Rosebud Fletcher, and Evie Walker bedded in well and excelled in the 2022 Young Judges Competition as did our previous Team members. They all did the Area proud winning and being highly placed in both the Young Judges and Welfare & Education Competitions.

As you know, Area XI covers such a huge geographic area and this meant face to face preparations were limited, but we made the most of technology with regular use of zoom. Our results in the actual Young Judges competition were 1st in two sections, 2nd in two sections plus a 4th and 5th, which was excellent with the limited preparations we had. Olivia was also the overall M&M winner in this year’s competition. Area XI also had one of our six representatives achieve 1st place for the second year running in the Welfare & Education element which was split by age groups, and they had only just moved up to the 14-18 year old age group! plus a 2nd, two took a 3rd, one 4th & a 5th. A fantastic result for our six Young Judges over both disciplines and so pleasing to know our junior members have knowledge about the welfare of their ponies.

Area XI was the only Area to submit a Team entry in the competition this year however, I will say that our combined score exceeded 300, which in previous years would have seen us achieve a good Team placing, which was pleasing.